Getting Data In



I'm using a forwarder (regular) to forward TCP input to indexer. The events are being forwarded correctly to the indexer, but for some reason its assigning sourcetype=tcp-raw even though i've specified props and transforms on the indexer. here's my configs :

on forwarder : inputs.conf

disabled = false
connection_host = ip

on forwarder : outputs.conf



on indexer where props and transforms is occuring : props.conf

TRANSFORMS-sourcetyping_testlog = test_log
TRANSFORMS-indexrouting_testlog = testlog_index

and my transforms.conf

DEST_KEY = MetaData:Sourcetype
REGEX = solaris-new
FORMAT = sourcetype::test_newlog

DEST_KEY = _MetaData:Index
REGEX = solaris-new
FORMAT = testlog

i didnt want to set sourcetype on forwarder itself using inputs.conf or props/transforms as i wanted to perform all transformations on the indexer. The events are coming thro correctly to the indexer but sourcetype=tcp-raw is being assigned.

can i get some help on this ?

cheers pmr

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Splunk Employee
Splunk Employee

"tcp-raw" is the default sourcetype for a source::tcp (RAW TCP) input, so any transforms are not matching the data.

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Path Finder

Looking at

in props.conf you could have


and that should work

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I could have done that, but can't since i'll have events coming in from different devices on the same tcp port which needs different sourcetypes to be set according to regex. so i'll need a transforms.conf to set sourcetype.

curious to know from where tcp-raw sourcetype is being set.

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